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HindustanTimes Fri,25 Jul 2014

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Kerry lands in Tel Aviv to broker Gaza truce

Washington's top diplomat flew into Tel Aviv on Wednesday, defying a US flight ban, to try to broker an end to violence in Gaza, which has killed hundreds and hobbled Israel's main airport. Airlines cancel flights to Israel

Islamic State says carried out Baghdad suicide bombing

Islamic State militants claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an overnight suicide bombing in a Shi'ite district of Baghdad which killed 33 people, one of the deadliest recent attacks in the Iraqi capital.

European parliament member accuses PM Narendra Modi of 'racism'

A Spanish member of the European parliament has raised many eyebrows by tabling a written question about Prime Minister Narendra Modi that revealed a lack or selective knowledge about India and its facts.

Millionaire beggar arrested in Saudi Arabia

An Arab national, arrested in Saudi Arabia for begging, has turned out to be a millionaire having a fortune of over USD 300,000.

Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, 48 killed

Taiwan's TransAsia Airways said Thursday that 48 people were killed and 10 survived when one of its turboprop passenger planes crashed after an aborted landing during stormy weather.

US man claims Africa land, makes daughter a 'princess'

He believes that recognition is a real possibility. "I think that once the Egyptian and Sudanese governments realize that we're going to be a positive force for change in the area... they will realize that it's beneficial to recognize the Kingdom of [North] Sudan," he said, adding he hoped to soon enter talks with the two countries.

Mahatma's bust unveiled in South Korean city

In yet another sign of the growing people-to-people ties between India and South Korea, a bronze bust of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled in the South Korean city of Busan to mark the inauguration of an Indian Cultural Centre.

ISIS crushes, coerces on march towards Baghdad

Using its own version of "soft" and "hard" power, the Islamic State is crushing resistance across northern Iraq so successfully that its promise to march on Baghdad may no longer be unrealistic bravado.

Dutch prepare to fly out MH17 bodies as EU moves to punish Russia

Dutch experts on Tuesday prepared to fly out bodies recovered from downed Malaysian flight MH17, as Europe moved to punish Russia for fanning the rebellion in eastern Ukraine that it believes led to the crash.

China gets ready for maritime cooperation with Maldives

China is willing to help Maldives in training its naval personnel and strengthen cooperation in maritime affairs, Beijing's envoy to the country, Wang Fukang, has said.

Nigeria school offers hope to children caught in Islamist strife

As the city struggles with a brutal insurgency waged by Boko Haram, that has declared war on education, a school has emerged as a ray of hope by providing meals, uniforms, health care and an education at no cost.

Jakarta common man Joko Widodo elected Indonesia's president

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, won the country’s presidential election with 53% of the vote, final results showed Tuesday.

UK announces public inquiry into ex-KGB officer’s death

After resisting a public inquiry into the 2006 death in London of former KGB officer and Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, Britain on Tuesday gave the green signal in the sensitive case that hit the headlines and sparked a major row between the two countries.

We deserve Nobel Prize for 'restraint': Israeli envoy

Israeli soldiers should be given the Nobel Peace Prize for the "unimaginable restraint" they are showing in fighting Hamas, Israel's ambassador to the US has said, backing his country's right to self-defense.

Gaza rocket halts flights, world pushes for truce

Major airlines blocked flights to Israel Wednesday after a rocket from Gaza struck near airport runways, as the UN chief urged an end to a conflict that has killed 636 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.

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